Yesterday - I got to try my first Laklands. A Skyline 55-01 maple board, 55-02 rosewood and a 55-94 maple board. At a local music shop - I'm in Brisbane Australia. I was lucky enough to try them and get a demo from a guy in the store who has been playing Laklands for 5 yrs +. The two skylines are the stores first laklands and the 55-94 is the salesmans own personal bass. First off - I love Laklands and I want one! (Skyline that is, I can't afford a US model ) After we both played the 3, this is what we came up with. We both liked the sound of his 55-94 the best, it is equiped with seymour duncans and that thing is punchy! But not far behind we both thought the 55-01 in terms of sound. I definaltely liked the 55-01 better than the 55-02. Definately a brighter tone which i like. Now I want to like the 55-02 better, its got the US electronics and pickups - its supposed to sound better, I like the look of the fat pickup. Am I missing something about the 55-01 like "its a good bass but....". Does that bright tone mean its scooped and gets lost in a live mix? Do any of you guys who have had the 55-01 for a good deal of time and still love the tone? Any comments would be appreciated.